Kimberly Michele Artez is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellow who teaches in the toddler classroom at Little Sprouts Early Education & Child Care Watertown. Prior to the pandemic, Kimberly served as director of Small Wonders Nursery School, a licensed center-based program, in Dorchester, MA. The center was part of Bay Cove Early Intervention – Bay Cove Human Services and has permanently closed. She is a member of NAEYC (National Association of the Education of Young Children) and MAAEYC (MA Chapter of NAEYC). She proudly served her country as a United States Air Force veteran. Kimberly has earned a M.Ed from Cambridge College in Mental Health Counseling and MS in Criminal Justice with a specialization in victim advocacy from Suffolk University, Boston, MA.